Diseases caused by tobacco use are the first cause of preventable death worldwide, making 5 million victims every year. Scientific studies have shown that all tobacco products cause many health problems, often leading to death or disability. In the United States, smoking is directly responsible for approximately 30% of all cancer deaths occurring annually.
Total tobacco consumption increases. If the current trend remains unchanged, the number of smokers, estimated at 1.3 billion today, will reach 1.7 billion in 2025, and 1 in 2 smokers will die from smoking related illness.
Almost 50% of people who smoked all their life die due to complications caused by smoking, mostly before 70 years, and the quality of their life in recent years is much reduced. It is estimated that smoking male life expectancy is reduced on average 13 years and for women 14.5 years.
[singlepic id=1296 w=320 h=240 float=left]Risk of developing smoking related diseases (such as lung cancer and other cancers) increases with total exposure to cigarette smoke. This includes the number of cigarettes smoked each day, age of initiation, number of years a person smokes and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
Tobacco use affects nearly all major organs of the body.
According to scientific studies, smoking is associated with more than 20 illnesses and diseases. Fortunately, most regress when the smoker quit tobacco. Sometimes the benefits are visible within hours.
90% of lung cancers
75% of cases of chronic bronchitis and emphysema
25% of cases of coronary heart disease